Montpellier Jany. 17. 1829
I have recd. with yours of the 12th. the 1st. vol: of Lyman’s Diplomacy. The mail charged with the 2d. is not yet arrived, owing to a failure between Washington & Fredg. Tomorrow’s will probably bring it. I have not examined into the discrepancy of dates you refer to in the origin of the tonnage regulation. Perhaps it may be explained by the circumstance of the same Session of Congress being partly in one, and partly in another year. Not having a $5. note, I inclose $10. and ask the favor of you to hand one half to G. & S. on acct. of the Nat: Intelligencer. Excuse this trouble, & accept my thanks for that already taken, with my friendly respects & best wishes
(DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).